It’s the seasonal dilemma, summer tans = foundation mismatch and an internal debate on whether to buy a new foundation, for the sake of a 2 week tan.
Enter foundation drops, the answer to all of our ashy tangoed woes.
Whether you’ve overoptimistically bought a shade too dark, or you’re still trying to make that winter hue work for you, foundation drops are an easy and economical way to quickly adjust your shade.
Here are a few of our favourites:
The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops
One of the best foundation adjusters around, just one or two drops are enough to take your foundation two shades darker, or lighter. The undertones of both of these mixers, quickly create a believable and enhanced new shade. And they’re only £11. Find them in the 'My Matches’ page.
Nip + Fab Foundation Mixers
We love the lightening drops of these two the most. The stark white lightener takes your foundation exactly a shade lighter, which is perfect if you’ve been over optimistic on your tan, or haven’t been using the Slapp app! We also love the bouncy consistency this gives our foundation.
Revolution Pro Foundation Drops
Coming in 16 shades, these water based foundation drops really open up the possibilities of correcting your shade. Too red, or yellow? Or perhaps you want two shades you can constantly blend as the seasons change. There is something for every occasion with these pro drops. Here's to keeping your options open for only £7.
e.l.f Cosmetics - Mix to Match Shade Adjuster
Unlike most foundation drops, the e.l.f mix to match adjusters correct you undertone, which is perfect if a brand has your shade, but in the wrong undertone; or you need to make a neutral shade a little more red or gold. They’re also great to mix with liquid shadows or highlighters and only £5!
Cover FX Custom Cover Drop
The most expensive drops on our list, thankfully these Cover FX drops take adjusting to the next level. Like the Revolution Pro drops, these are more precise and more like foundation like in terms of the shade range available. They are great to build with and the serum-like consistency blends your foundation for a more seamless finish.